A MONTH OF MUSIC AT THE PALACE
Ill-Esha – Friday 1/8
For many years ill-esha has weathered the dynamic, often ephemeral soundscape of Electronic music, simply by being an original. “I’m not really an observer. I’m very much a participant and a creator,” self-describes the Vancouver, British Columbia-born artist, songwriter, producer, and DJ. “Everything I do in my life, it quickly becomes way more than a hobby.” From growing up in the EDM hotbed of the Pacific Northwest, attending raves in her teens, Ill-esha accelerated her musical passions to the fullest. “First I wanted to be part of this culture as a DJ, doing vocals and curating music. After that, I also needed to participate in the music I was playing,” referring to her progression as a producer and headlining performer. “I’ve just been moving one step up at a time over the years, into being this completely original show.”
Kraddy – Saturday 1/9
Kraddy is a Los Angeles-based electronic-music producer known for bringing an undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club.
Dirtwire – Saturday 1/16
Dirtwire is David Satori of Beats Antique and Evan Fraser of Stellamara. dirtwire.net
Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound with an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, world-beat percussion, and electronic soundscapes. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Stellamara), each performance brings the audience to a mysterious crossroads at an imaginative and seductive moment in time. The result is a rebirth of Americana and beacon for a post-millennial return to downhome goodness.
Pumpkin – Friday 1/22
Nicholas “Pumpkin” Alvarado is your new favorite music producer/DJ. His spot-on song selections, special remixes and original productions have made for unforgettable live sets that seamlessly span every genre and eschew the latest trends in favor of timeless melodies that will leave a ginormous smile plastered across your face.
DEFUNK – Saturday 1/22
Merging modern bass music with the retro sounds of jazz, blues, disco and funk, Defunk has taken bass music to new heights. From up-tempo to downright dirty, he blends the old with the new across countless genres and tempos. From swinging saxophone solos, to banjo breakdowns, soul-sister vocal build ups and face melting bass drops. He aims to create electronic music that knows no bounds or overdone sounds. He intends to take music with soul and recreate it, bringing back music from the decades, filtering it, and blasting it back in your face. Its music that is as relevant to the bass scene as it is fresh at the same time.
Jpod- Thursday 1/28
Ever since his first heartbeat JPOD has had music in his soul. His natural sense of rhythm and movement led to a genuine love for dancing. Equipped with creative motivation and armed with technical knowledge he continues to articulate an original sound rich with flavor. To keep him dancing JPOD consistently makes music with punchy beats and bouncy basslines. But his strong commitment to music with soul has inspired incorporating such vintage sounds as funk, world, reggae, swing, blues, folk, bluegrass, latin, motown and more! With such a range of styles JPOD always takes you on a diverse journey that transforms the dance floor. What could be better than smiling and dancing?
Dimond Saints – Saturday 1/30
Dimond Saints, featuring An-ten-nae + Releece, is an Oakland based duo that has quickly emerged to push the boundaries of electronic music. Their signature sound drips of passion and deeply resonates with mind body and soul. Their live show is both explosive and soulful, creating a place where heavy bass and angelic melodies collide. The Dimond Saints are on the rise, as they continue on their mission of giving love to the world!Dimond Saints is an Oakland based duo, that has quickly emerged to push the boundaries of electronic music. Their signature sound drips of passion and deeply resonates with mind body and soul. Their live show is both explosive and soulful, creating a place where heavy bass and angelic melodies collide. The Dimond Saints are on the rise, as they continue on their mission of giving love to the world!
Lafa Taylor- Friday 1/15
Criss-crossing the intersection of intelligent Hip Hop, R&B, and Electronic Dance Music, Lafa Taylor is a colorful West Coast based singer, rapper, and producer. Lafa’s gritty, sexy, bass heavy beats confidently blur boundaries and captivate listeners with diverse musical tastes.
Soohan- Thursday 1/28
His Debut album “Made In Baltimore” made a giant splash, becoming an immediate internet sensation, garnering over 250,000 plays in four short months. The widespread popularity of the album earned him a slew of press coverage, with features on major outlets such as The Untz, Your EDM, and ThisSongSlaps, multiple opportunities to collaborate with well-established producers, and a main stage set at the notorious Emissions West Coast Bass Festival. He was signed to Re:Evolution Booking Agency, home to renowned acts like Desert Dwellers and David Starfire.
Laura Low- Saturday 1/30
Deep, hyphy 808s mixed with heavy rolling melodic dub is the West Coast sound of Laura Low.
Laura Low has been Djing for the last decade making her mark in theunderground west coast scene. Laura is now producing and remixing dirty, hyphy beats that roll through the dance floor dropping lows so deep that it’s undeniable you will feel her sound.
Born and raised in Northern Cali, Laura has been able to really tap into the West coast vibe always adding her own flare on the dance floor.
Henry Pope- Friday 1/22
Henry Pope has smashed the edge off the cubist and injected color into the monochromatic. It is no surprise that for the past several years his music has been popping up on radio stations around the globe, Top 100 lists, huge festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs.
SoDown- Saturday 1/23
As a part of the hungry Mile High Sound Movement SoDown has shared the stage with acts such as Opiuo, Bassnectar, The Floozies, and more. A staple in the Colorado underground, SoDown has made a name for himself by gathering a dedicated fan base of supporters and friends. SoDown calls Boulder home, however his grasps reach far beyond the front range, playing such festivals as Sonic Bloom and Wakarusa. SoDown’s latest productions include his wide array of musical talents including sound design, saxophone, guitar, and piano. SoDown’s live set is not one to miss, featuring live saxophone and guitar, he weaves in and out of his many styles seamlessly. His music varies widely, ranging from soul soothing jazz, and blues, to hard funk, future bass and dubstep. SoDown is proving step by step to be one of the top and hardest working producers in the game.
Nas Ja- Firday 1/15
Berkel Beats- Saturday 1/9
Aspen’s favorite DJ / Producer
Lula Granji- Friday 1/8
An ethereal psychedelic transfusion band that blends ambient, rock, dance, funk, breakbeats, jam, and jazz into a sight and sound experience.